Lake Mead: River Mountains Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Lake Mead: River Mountains Trail is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Boulder City, Nevada. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

lake

hiking
2 days ago

great trail. nice size parking lot at trail head, well marked, great views as you head up hill, good hiking surface of hard packed crushed rocks. All in all a great hiking experience.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Simple switchbacks up to a false summit, where you have two options to proceed: a bike path (Red Mountain) or another couple of switchbacks and ridgewalks to Black Mountain summit, where Lake Mead is actually visible. We chose to turn around and head back at the false summit because it was getting dark and we had to continue driving.

Summary: easy, rewarding, dog friendly. Ample parking and not a crowded trail. Would highly recommend.

The long winding lead up to the switchbacks is confusing but well marked if you're paying attention. Don't confuse the path with the bike paths.

hiking
5 months ago

Hoping this would be an ok running trail, I was pleasantly surprised by the view and, while not a great running trail, the moderate technical (1,200 ft+ climb, rocks, scree) aspect. Good for morning/evening hikes in summer (not much shade), and nice views of LV and Lake Mead/BC. Bring water.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Had a great time hiking yesterday with my wife ... well worth the view when you get to the top ..

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful distant view of the strip and Lake Meade.

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great cardio workout! Uphill hiking

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Awesome

road biking
Friday, November 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

hiking
Friday, October 02, 2015

walking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Great hike and pretty easy as well. No steep inclines and trail is maintained very well. Easy hike.